ERIC Number: ED094904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
"Who Are These Men?" A Study of the Tramps of Downtown Stockton (And the Agencies That Serve Them). Research Monograph No. 10.
Adelman, Lester C.; Durant, Bill E.
A series of research and service projects designed to better the condition of single male farmworkers in Stockton and Sacramento were sponsored by the Department of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. The Stockton Singlemen's Project, begun in January 1971, had two basic elements: (1) research and (2) community development. The research was conducted at locations such as public parks, privately owned gathering places, and offices of various social service organizations, with a day center called "The Place" as the focal point. Information was gathered through observations, conversations, staff impressions, but primarily through the in-culture research method which uses members of a culture or subculture in the process itself, from developing questionnaires to conducting and writing interviews. The research team completed 140 interviews. This report assists various public and private Stockton agencies in better dealing with these indigent single men. The research results which examine the subculture of single employable men, the community's role in their past and present lives, and the availability of public and private social services are presented. The four sections discuss: the availability, quality, and quantity of social services as well as the attitudes of the various agencies' employees; the role of the Skid Row community in the lives of these men; and characteristics of the Skid Row man. The conclusion examines the future of this subculture which has been rendered superfluous by progress. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Stockton)